Part 5: In the Vineyards: The Big Storm
Alfrieda and Niklaas Hanse, supervisors at Spier’s Nooitgedacht farm, have started the first day of harvest. Follow the 'big storm'.Watch video
Part 4: In the Vineyards: 42°C
Meet Alfrieda and Niklaas Hanse, supervisors at Spier’s Nooitgedacht farm, and find out more about the preparations for harvest.Watch video
Part 3: In the Spier Vineyards: "It all depends on this"
Meet Niklaas Hanse, a supervisor at Spier’s Nooitgedacht farm.Watch video
Accreditations and accolades:
Sustainability is woven through every aspect of our business. On our organically-certified farm, free-roaming livestock and chickens are reared in pastures without the use of antibiotics or hormones, while fruit and vegetables are grown without artificial fertiliser or pesticides. Extensive tracts of alien vegetation have been removed, and more than a million indigenous plants replanted. 100% of black- and grey-water and more than 98% of solid waste is recycled. Our water conservation and boosting of biodiversity saw Spier recognised as one of the WWF Conservation Champions.
Spier has also been recognised by various other external organisations – including Fair Trade in Tourism (FTTSA), and is a member of the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Associations (WIETA), promoting and adhering to an ethical code of conduct to transform the agricultural sector. The Spier winery is FSSC 22000 and organically-certified, and in 2019 became the first winery in the world to receive Control Union Vegan Standard certification by the accredited certifying body Control Union. Both the cellar and the farm follow the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) criteria.